Cover Photo: Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library
Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library

Seizing the Means of Enchantment: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About Class and Wealth in the Age of the Mega-Corporation

Class systems are not fixed in fairy tales—in fact, fairy tales would almost seem to argue for the redistribution of wealth.

This isTales for Willful Readersa column by Cate Fricke on the lasting power of folk and fairy tales, how they have influenced us individually and collectively, and the lessons they offer for modern life.

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Workers Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain


Photograph of Abigail Disney/US Naval War College, Wikimedia

The Disney Version



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Cate's fiction, plays, and book reviews have been published by The Masters Review, Fairy Tale Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Sycamore Review, Bookslut, Slate, Stage Partners, and more. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.